USA Today - 07/08/1994
"...The most stunning set-pieces pair Astaire and Lucille Bremer..."
New York Times - 04/25/2006
"[M]uch of the film's visual style seemed derived from Salvador Dali's fashionable dream paintings..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
With a Who's Who of credited and uncredited Hollywood talents, this all-star revue is heaven to fans of musicals. Fred Astaire dazzles once, twice...four numbers in all. Red Skelton reprises his funny Guzzler's Gin skit. Esther Williams swims, Lena Horne sings and Judy Garland spoofs snobbery. There's Verdi opera and Fanny Brice vaudeville. Patter and pantomime. And "The Babbitt and the Bromide," with Gene Kelly joining Astaire in their first-ever screen pairing. What a show! The man called Flo must be proud.
This MGM spectacular features many of the greatest stars of the theater and screen. A lavish salute to Broadway's most opulent producer.
Description by Warner Home Video:
A dead showman looks down upon the earth and dreams of his perfect show.
"Ziegfeld Follies of 1946": Some of Metro Goldwyn Mayer's greatest performers star in this lavish tribute to the late, one-of-a-kind Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The film begins in heaven, with Ziegfeld imagining what one final, grand revue would look like. A series of musical and comedy sketches follow, each featuring MGM's top stars. There's an opulent water ballet sequence starring Esther Williams, dances featuring Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, a comedy sketch with Red Skelton as a drunk television announcer, and much more. "Ziegfeld Follies" has something to entertain everyone.
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